Enable SNMP on ESXi 4.1

Just a quick post. I spent some time trying to figure out how to enable SNMP on ESXi 4.1, and finally found this forum post


  1. Download and Install vSphere CLI. Note, this is different than PowerCLI and the VI Toolkit.

The Process:

  1. Run vSphereCLI and use the following commands:
    1. vicfg-snmp.pl --server <esxiHost> --username root --targets <SNMPReceiverIPAddr>@162/<TrapCommunityString>
    2. vicfg-snmp.pl --server <esxiHost> --username root --communities <ReadCommunityString>
    3. vicfg-snmp.pl --server <esxiHost> --username root --enable
    4. vicfg-snmp.pl --server <esxiHost> --username root --show



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